Circle O Slick Rock on the Brand Trails.

One thing about Nordic skiing is that every part of your body needs to be fit to maximum capacity! Just thinking about that is tiring so cross training for XC has to be fun! Seriously, what is more fun than mountain biking in Moab Utah? For training purposes it provides all body/cardio ass beatings at will. The scenery is alien, other worldly, dinosaur country and the trails are UNREAL!

State of the Art trail building right here.

To train properly it is key to have an ample supply of training partners to shred red dirt an slick rock with. Luckily Pedal n Pole has NO shortage of those!(in fact some of our friends really need to get jobs an quit riding/sliding all the time!!) Busting your ass to catch a action wife or buddy who has put a gap on you while your trying to get up an over lizard an cactus covered red rocks sure is easier than doing intervals on roller skis!(ROLLERSKIING SUCKS! Did I just say that out loud…

Scoville ALWAYS has time to ride........

October and early November are some of the best times of year to spend in Moab. Everyday starts to blur down a little; sunshine, 58f, t-shirts/baggies, blue skies, sunscreen, big bikes, lounge chairs and beers in the parking lot. So many killer trails to choose from. In the blink of an eye the truck is being packed to head home and you don’t even realize you were down in the desert “training”.

The new Jurrasic trail; whole thing is that buff!

Keep riding!! PPPC.
(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)